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Title: Photographer
Department: Newsroom



Dania holds a master's degree from Ohio University, having graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in cultural anthropology and photography prior to her studies in Ohio. In addition, she has worked in Cuba and China.

Dania graduated from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication in the fall of 2011. She has been freelancing in San Francisco and Miami for publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today. She is also fluent in Spanish – a bonus for our market.

Dania placed third in the College Photographer of the Year 2011 competition in the portrait category. She has held internships at the Sandusky Register and The Oregonian. Her work has also been featured in several magazines and film festivals around the globe including Esquire Russia and the Sprout Film Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Position History

  • Photographer
    07/30/2012 - current

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Recent Work

  • Our World: Snowbirds hockey Published 04/19/2014 at 6 a.m.

    Brian McFarlane holds a 10-year-old hockey stick in his 82-year old hands. He warms his body on the early morning ice at Skatium in Fort Myers. McFarlane swirls around the rink with about 40 other players.

  • Our World: Young talent Published 03/15/2014 at 4 a.m.

    Little actors have a big part in an upcoming play. Photojournalist Dania Maxwell shares her photo of the week.

  • Doo-Wop Festival brings out jitterbuggers in Fort Myers Beach Published 01/11/2014 at 4:09 p.m.

    There’s just something about blasting doo-wop on a sunny Saturday afternoon that brings the boomers out in force.

  • Our World: Neighborhood treasure Published 12/28/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Naples Daily News photojournalist Dania Maxwell shares her photo of the week: Bobbie Henderson is a friendly neighbor. She smiles as you walk past her Fort Myers home.She might be hauling in a Christmas tree, but she will put it ...

  • FOTOS: Festival de Nieve en Golden Gate Published 12/09/2013 at 1:15 p.m.

    El Snowfest de Golden Gate Community Park cumplió 28 años de ser organizado por Parques y Recreación de Collier County

  • Our World: Escape from reality Published 11/23/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Daily News photojournalist Dania Maxwell share her photo of the week.

  • Our World: Driving the yellow school bus Published 10/26/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Daily News multimedia photojournalist Dania Maxell shares her photo of the week: On a recent Thursday, the usual clamor of Naples High School students bumped around Catherine Newlands’ yellow school bus. In one seat, a boy called his mom telling ...

  • Our World: Something to remember Published 09/07/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Naples Daily News Photojournalist Dania Maxwell shares her photo of the week.

  • PHOTOS: Old Stoney's Barn comes down Published 01/10/2013 at 5:34 a.m.

    Going ... going ... gone! The old barn on Orange Blossom Drive in North Naples was demolished Wednesday.

  • Our world: Where the lane ends Published 12/08/2012 at 4 a.m.

    Naples Daily News photojournalist shares the top photo of the week.

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